IS 590HT History of Bookbinding: Mechanics and Materials

This class will explore the history of bookbinding by making models of historical book structures. Students will visit the Rare Book and Manuscript Library to see examples of bindings of different periods and will then return to the classroom to create a set of models to have on hand for presentation to students and visitors as librarians.

Recent syllabus

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).